Being in a car accident in Jacksonville, Florida is more than just an inconvenience. It can be life-altering, even for those involved in low-speed accidents. And although one may walk away from an accident without any physical injuries, internal injuries are still possible, which is why you should always get a checkup done after an accident. One example of this is whiplash. Whiplash is when your head and neck are thrown back and forth during an impact. This is especially common when your vehicle is struck from behind, and it can cause temporary or long-term injury. Whether you are involved in a minor or major car accident, chiropractic care is an important part of your injury treatment.
Even if you feel fine after a car accident, your injury may not appear until the shock of the situation has settled. And even then, you may not notice anything major. Perhaps your neck or back feels sore, but you figure it will go away. Sound familiar? Ignoring pain or persistent feelings of discomfort after an accident can lead to long-term damage. A chiropractor can help diagnose and treat any unseen symptoms. Plus, a chiropractor will work with your doctor if they suspect anything serious.
Micro-tears can occur in your tendons and ligaments after a car accident. X-rays miss these, and the inflammation that occurs can cause pain and discomfort. In your car accident treatment and care, a chiropractor will realign your spinal cord through manual manipulation, which releases anti-inflammatory chemicals to help reduce inflammation in the tears, thereby allowing them to heal.
After a car accident, you want to heal well. Sometimes, there is no way to get around an invasive procedure if the injury calls for it. Oftentimes, however, chiropractic care can offer a non-invasive way to start the healing process. This includes the realignment of your joints and spine. You want surgery to be the last option, and in many cases, with the help of chiropractic care, it is avoidable.
Scar tissue can occur on the muscles after a car accident. Scar tissue can be painful and bothersome when left alone. A chiropractor will work with their hands to break up the scar tissue so that the muscles can heal on their own and much faster.
In a society facing an opioid epidemic, doctors are more reluctant, and wisely so, to prescribe medications post car accidents. And, in many cases, drugs can be avoided altogether by using chiropractic care. Pain drugs can be addictive, and other drugs can have unwanted side effects, but a chiropractor will get to the root of the injury to help it heal naturally and with less pain.
Other treatments for car injuries include the following:
After getting in a car accident, you may immediately think of the damage to your car or having to deal with your insurance when you should really be focusing on caring for your body. A chiropractor can help you heal in a natural and pragmatic way without drugs or invasive procedures. You deserve to heal well. Contact us to schedule an appointment.